Sonic Boon

By Andrew Lentz Published November 3, 2009

MXL Microphones, the professional audio division of Marshall Electronics, will unveil the new MXL A-55 Kicker at Winter NAMM 2010.

According to MXL Microphones, the A-55 Kicker is a spot-on, heavy-duty dynamic microphone tuned specifically for kick drums and other low frequency applications such as bass guitar amps, bass cabinets, and congas. “This mic was designed by drummers for drummers,” says Jim Mona, MXL’s National Sales Manager. “It will take abuse, it’s unobtrusive, and can easily move from jazz, to metal, to funk, or any style out there.”

Built with durable metal construction, MXL A-55 captures deep bass and low end punch and has a clean and clear pick up for fast attacks. Tested for months on some of the country’s top session drummers, the A-55 utilizes a cardioid pickup pattern to pinpoint the best sound while minimizing bleed from the rest of the drum kit.

The MXL A-55 Kicker is built with durable metal construction and includes a mic clip, carrying pouch and cleaning cloth. The MXL A-55 Kicker is expected to ship with an MSRP of only $149.95.

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